About the Job

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Head Medical are delighted to be working with a government Hospital based on the tropical island of St Helena, British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The Role 

  • You will be able to lead the perioperative team in achieving and maintaining excellent standards of specialist care and support for patients in the pre-, peri- and post- operative period. Must be able to scrub for ophthalmic procedures.
  • To lead and manage the theatre team, resources, equipment and negotiate any issue that arise.
  • To assist the surgeon and anaesthetist to a high standard, ensuring best practice is maintained in theatre at all times and that safe and effective procedures are carried out.
  • Responsible for; 2 HCA's and 1 Senior Staff Nurse

The location

St. Helena lies in the path of cool South Atlantic trade winds, with warm summers and only slightly cooler winters. With average temperatures of 20 degrees in January. 

More than 1,000 miles from land and with just one main town, St Helena has zero light pollution, resulting in exceptional night skies — an uninterrupted dome of bright stars that stretch to the far-off horizon. 

Hikes range in distance from 1.5km to 12km — from the short 45-minute scramble to a heart-shaped waterfall to the two-and-a-half-hour trek toward the summit of Diana’s Peak for 360-degree views of the island. Of course, many will argue the toughest hike of them all is scaling the 699 steps of Jacob’s Ladder, which stretches up the near-vertical rock face above Jamestown.

How Head Medical can help

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Briony today.

briony@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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